Kansai, Japan
14 May - 30 May 2021

The first World Masters Games were held in 1985 in Toronto, Canada. The latest Games (the 9th hosting) took place in Auckland, New Zealand in the year 2017. The next World Masters Games are held in the year following the Olympics.

In 2021 the World Masters Games reaches a landmark tenth edition. An occasion such as this requires a special host. To that end, the 2021 World Masters Games will be held in Japan, the first Asian host of IMGA’s flagship event. Japan has a rich history of hosting large international sporting events and looks forward to this experience to serve the Masters community.

The Games will be held in the Kansai region in the west of Japan and will take place over 17 days from May 14 – 30. An estimated 50,000 participants will meet to play a total of 65 sports and explore this beautiful and alluring country.

 

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